How to Report Java Bugs

Even the most elegantly written code is capable of providing hiding places for bugs. Unfortunately, this includes the code used to write programming languages. When your Java program refuses to give you the results you expect after you’ve debugged the file and checked your logic the problem might be located in Java’s underlying code. Isolate the problem code components to the best of your ability before filing a bug report with the Sun Developer Network.


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      Open the SDN Bug Report website in a browser.

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      Click the “Start a new Report” button at the bottom of the page.

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      Click the “Bug Database” link on the report page. Your browser will open a new page containing a database search form. Use the search engine to see if this bug has been previously reported and has a workaround or solution. If there is no existing reference to your bug return to the report page.

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      Enter the requested information in the Bug Report form.

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      Click the “Submit” button when you complete the form.

Tips & Warnings

  • Include information on the type of Java platform, version number and operating system the bug was found on in your report. Provide a brief description of the problem in the overview section. Indicate which specific platform component is misbehaving and, if this code worked on previous platform iterations, which ones. Include the source code, what the expected results were and a description of the actual results. If test this program on other operating systems or computers include those results as well.
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